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RATINGS: 1147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Huge sweet body, big flavors and high alcohol levels, this beer is best enjoyed by a raging fire. Complex caramel sweetness is well balanced by generous hopping, delivering an intense, smooth drinking experience. Intense fruity caramel malts, citrus hops, and alcohol notes waft up to tickle your senses.
2005 Bottle release - Pink Wax
2007 Bottle release - Yellow Wax (Brewed in Nov 06)
2008 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2009 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2010 Bottle release - Green Wax
2011 Bottle release - White Wax
2012 Bottle release - Red Wax
2013 Bottle release - Orange Wax


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barnoloid (219) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Behemoth pours a wonderful dark brown with a thin head and good lacing. This is extremely well balanced, with plummy and toffee notes. Opens up as it warms, as with any solid barleywine.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aenima (268) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
This is a very balanced beer. 2009 release. Some citrus in the aroma with light caramel. Taste is in some way complex. A lot of different caramel notes. Low carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PehrArnold (6) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
En fantastisk barley wine med en fantastisk komplexitet dessa 12% känns inte alls, gött.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
Draft while in line for DL. Hoppy barley wine. Decent and tasty. Words words

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4882) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2014
5/IV/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, 2008 vintage (2014-342) Thanks to Adam Jackson for the bottle!

Saved it for my 100th Barley Wine rating, was not disappointed! :-) Clear orange beer, creamy off-white head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, orange peel, floral, some dried fruits, sugary. MF: soft to no carbon, full body. Taste: sweet sugary start, very fruity, citrus, dried fruits, bit of honey, little bitter. Aftertaste: honey, sugary touch, floral, nice piny bitterness, citrus, some vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (786) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 21, 2014
22oz bottle with purple/lavender wax. 2011? Aroma is full of caramel notes with some toasted bread, toffee and a light roast character. Some burnt sugar and hints of honey. Light citrus and pine hoppiness, but the hops have mostly faded. Light alcohol spice. Pours a somewhat cloudy, copper and amber with a small tan head that quickly disappears. Faint lacing and long legs. Flavor has a moderate sweetness with lots of caramel and toffee. Some light treacle notes. Moderate toasted bread and nuttiness. Hints of roast and smoke. Moderate bitterness with light citrus and pine resin; again the hops have really faded. Light honey notes in the finish along with hints of alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a really nice barleywine that has asked really well. I like the way the malt character had integrated and the heart had faded. I’m not a fan of super hoppy barleywines so the she had helped in that way too. Oxidation is only showing hints of honey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3768) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
What more can i say than what the others have said, this should be the base line for all barley wines, solid overall. Nice caramel, toffee flavors, not overly sweet, a little booze thrown in, not overly boozy, solid barley wine.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (174) - - APR 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2014 Served: 22 oz bottle Vintage: 2013 Blue Wax Cap Look: pours a cloudy dark amber. Little to no head off white Smell: sweet. Fruity. Cherries. Strawberries. Taste: heavy alcohol. Feel: good carbonation leaves a thick film like an IPA. Overall: good beer. Very hoppy. Like the First drank: 6/14/14 Jenna's graduation.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jaysbeers (79) - - APR 4, 2014
Bottle (blue wax) to glass. A deep amber color. Smells like a hoppy 3F beer. A full mouth feel, and balanced taste. At the very end, a slight raisin sweetness. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (555) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Blue Wax A- Pours a deep orange huen with a nice, frothy head. S- Sweet, light fruit, molasses, hints of date. T- Lots of malt, starts off with deep brown sugar and raisin and moves to a huge hop back end that is very bitter and has a bit of an alcohol burn. M- Thick with medium carb. D- This could certainly use some aging but I liked it a lot. The look kind of threw me off but it really comes together.


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